Who we are

Our history

1926

First Canadian office established.

1926
1930

Theodore O. Peterson starts his career in Regina. Becomes the company's first President in 1946.

1930
1936

Harold Sinclair starts his career in Calgary. 64 years later becomes the longest-serving Consultant in Investors Group history.

1936
1940

First Canadian product launched: Series One Installment Certificate.

1940
1950

Investors Group launches first mutual fund in Canada.

1950
1955

Investors Group introduces the concept of Dollar Cost Averaging.

1955
1962

Investors Group launches first international mutual fund.

1962
1966

Clarence E. Atchison becomes the second President of Investors Group.

1966
1971

First offshore fund launched: Investors Japanese Growth Fund.

Robert H. Jones becomes the third President of Investors Group.

1971
1972

Investors Group develops the Personal Financial Review.

1972
1980

Managing for Capital Growth" asset allocation strategy launched.

1980
1981

Arthur V. Mauro becomes the fourth President of Investors Group.

1981
1986

Power Financial Corporation becomes the parent company of Investors Group.

1988

Investors Group opens new corporate head office at One Canada Centre.

1988
1992

H. Sanford Riley becomes the fifth President of Investors Group.

1988
1993

I.G. Investment Management, Ltd. opens new office in Dublin, Ireland.

199
1995

Personal Financial Planning software introduced.

1995
1997

Investors Group joins Great-West Life in the purchase of London Life.

1997
2000

I.G. Investment Management, Ltd. opens new office in Hong Kong.

1997
2001

Investors Group acquires Mackenzie Financial Corporation.

Jeffrey Orr becomes the sixth President of Investors Group.

2001
2002

The Investors Group Corporate Class Inc., Canada's largest tax-advantaged fund structure, is launched.

Investors Group is named the winner of the 2002 Imagine Mutual Fund Community Investment Award.

2002
2003

Symphony Strategic Investment Planning™ is launched.

Herbert H. Carnegie Community Service Award is created.

2003
2004

Murray J. Taylor becomes the seventh President of Investors Group.

2004
2005

Murray J. Taylor is appointed the Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of IGM Financial Inc.

2005
2006

The Investors Group Charitable Giving Program is established.

2006
2007

Investors Group employees collect 176 tonnes of food for local food bank, setting a Guinness World Record.

2007
2009

Investors Group is awarded the CIA Corporate Citizenship Award.

Investors Guaranteed Investment Funds and retirement income longevity guide introduced.

2009
2011

Investors Group receives the Red Cross Power of Humanity Award in the Corporate Organization of the Year category.

2011
2012

Investors Group receives the Food Banks Canada Donor Award of Excellence.

2012